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…On Poetry and Fiction Just “One Word” Away (“Politics”)

…On Poetry and Fiction

Just “One Word” Away (“Politics”)

written by: Phyllis P. Colucci



One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. It must start from just “one word.” Today my one word is “Politics.”




Untamed lions massacre the earth
and soon the flesh, blood and bone of Man
will be no more than a past civilization
…and where is the lion tamer?
Have the lions turned on their Master
or has their Master run away in fear?

Destruction has stretched its tentacles
across this once beautiful Land
As the Master remains in hiding
While all is gone with nothing left to savor
And untamed lions prey on one another

The earth seems at an eerie rest now
Blanketed by “sounds of silence”
Tainted by the stench of death among the ruins
We can hear an echo through that silence
An echo of a burnt nation’s battle cry
With drums beating in unison
in the corners of our mind
Faded images of rotted corpses
Musty odors and dampened soil
Gun powder and scattered grenade shells
Memories and Horrors of “our” War

The ailing fields climb high and low
Beneath a raging sky
King Neptune orders his powerful seas
To rise and cleanse the earth; far and wide

The water flushes out all decay
But the sea and sky no longer kiss
They just fade into a lost horizon
And with barren lands, must co-exist

The end is here for a second round
Minus Noah and his Ark
No one has been saved this time my friends
No animal, no human of any kind
The earth has grown cold and dark

This was not written in the “Good Book”
This was never meant to be
It was not in God’s great plan
This was once the Land of the Free

Yet we chose to bathe in self-destruction
Caused by “We the People” – Yes, You and Me
Political foes of this great land
Many too hateful and corrupt to see
The choice of Communism or Freedom
– Are you strong enough to stay
– Or ignorant enough to flee?



“Political Foes” exist in our country, we are forced to make a decision. Do we stay and fight Communism, or do we flee and give up our freedom and abandon our once beautiful America?

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